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on November 22, 2007
David Robert Ord's long-term fascination with Jesus has apparently led him right to his own mirror--the object of every true spirituality. His book, "Your Forgotten Self: Mirrored in Jesus the Christ" is a lay book that covers profound subject matter in a "let's sit down and chat" manner. Every single question raised by searching Christians is covered in this book. Questions like: What is the nature of man? What was the purpose of Jesus' crucifixion? How does one access a living, vital God? And yet the answers are far from the traditional answers we've heard for centuries. No, these answers urge us to look in the mirror to find God. The answers inform us that we were born, literally in the likeness of the Divine, but that we have forgotten who we are. We are, the author tells us, God made flesh. But because we do not see ourselves this way, we create all manner of images of self in the mirrors of our lives. And because we do so, we have created a world filled with dark, dingy, unworthy self-images, reflected back to us in our relationships, our politics, our crime, our racism, etc. He tells us that all we need do is look within to find the true nature of our being. And he tells us how to do that in simple, direct language that brings the reader to his own mirror. Though this book is written about a character very present in Christianity, it is a must read for anyone who is searching for a real spirituality--not that one fed to us by churches, gurus and other external institutions, but one that creates for us "a heart flowing with rivers of living water." Read this book and open up to a whole new paradigm about life!